Anyone who has ever seen Clive at a signing will have crossed their fingers and hoped that, to accompany the signature, he will deface the clean pages with a sketch.
The majority of these images have been sent to us by readers or have been offered for sale over the years. We're always looking for more sketches and would love to hear from you with images of your own treasured examples of Clive's artwork.
Clive : "When I am drawing something in people's books, knowing that I have 20 seconds to do it, I have a gallery of 12 or maybe 15 things which I will do variations of. If someone was to say, 'Gee, I really would like a picture of Buckingham Palace,' I'd be fucked!! because I don't have the kind of shorthand, you know, to make that work, so there's a certain number of things - Cocteau taught me this, Cocteau is the great master of having just a few lines...he painted fawns, he painted satyrs' heads, beautiful young men with snub noses and long, elegant eyes that came up over and over again. Picasso does the same thing, I mean the shorthand..."
Clive Barker - Leitmotifs And Dark Beliefs
by Phil & Sarah Stokes, 24th September 1999